Erin Shirreff, ‘Monograph’, 2011, Phillips

Ottawa, Carleton University Gallery; Kingston, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Erin Shirreff: Available Light, 13 February 2012 -27 January 2013

Lisa Cooley, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Erin Shirreff

Erin Shirreff’s interest in in-between states and focus on formal characteristics—volume, shape, and dimension—influence her sculptures, photographs, and videos. Her works often feature abstract, geometric forms or images of representational elements, such as abandoned architectural structures, rendered semi-abstract by the artist’s framing and presentation. In many of her compositions, Shirreff blurs the lines between two- and three-dimensional space, and wholeness and incompleteness. Her sculptures consist of variously arranged planes, which appear to shift—expanding and flattening—when viewed from different angles. In her photographs, she pieces together images of disparate sculptural forms, demonstrating that sculpture can be crafted in two dimensions. All of Shirreff’s work reflects her interest in the openness of objects and undefined situations—a state she describes as a “wonderful zone of possibility.”

Canadian, b. 1975

Solo Shows

Group Shows

New York,
New York,
Painting/Object: Sarah Crowner, N. Dash, Sam Moyer, Julia Rommel, Erin Shirreff
The FLAG Art Foundation, 
New York, USA,
Cynthia Daignault: There is Nothing I could Say That I Haven't Thought Before

Fair History on Artsy

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. at Frieze New York 2018
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017